Welcome to The Linger Longer...
An Antique Soda Fountain in Bennington, Kansas!
Unfortunately, you've caught us in the off-season. We are CLOSED for the winter, but will REOPEN ON APRIL 1ST, 2016.
The Linger Longer has become a “destination”, with sixty to seventy percent of our customers coming from out of town. Recently, we’ve had guests from places like California, Connecticut, New York, Dallas, Germany, and Canada, not to mention from all over Kansas. As tourism diminishes in the fall, our business declines.
The biggest problem we face is that there is just not enough local business for us to break even. And although we have great sandwiches and specialty coffees, the ice cream business is not as popular in colder months. We decided to become a seasonal business in order to be sustainable.
"Step back in time" to experience our authentic soda fountain - one of the few remaining. Continuing tradition, we're in the original 100-year-old building with a beautiful tin ceiling. We still use the same soda fountain and back-bar. Hand-mixing fountain drinks with spigots and pumps allows patrons to experience old-fashioned deliciousness. After enjoying dessert or a sandwich, browse our collection of over 2,000 Dr Pepper collectibles and antiques. It is the third largest public collection in the United States! Plan on having time to play in our extensive game room or relax in our new outdoor courtyard. And don't forget to try the Green River!
We Accept Cash or Local Checks Only...Or Use the Bennington State Bank ATM That's Right Around the Corner.
Special thanks to Audrey Wagner and Franca Koenig for their help with website development.
The Linger Longer Soda Fountain, 119 N Nelson, Bennington, KS, Call Toll-free (855) 378-SODA